August 15, 2012

It's Finally a Go on the Portico

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I mentioned a few days ago that we had a home improvement project wrapping up over the weekend.  Well, the workers came on Saturday and finished the job.  We are so pleased with the final results.

The project was adding a portico over the front door.  A few years back we did away with the 40 year old cement stoop and replaced it with a beautiful brick stoop and walkway.  Here are a few shots of the project:

When we moved in almost 10 years ago
this was one of our first projects on the list of things to do.
(hey, better late than never, right?)

The workers did a fantastic job
keeping the area clean and clear each night
(a must with 4 curious children running around)

This is how it looks from the driveway

We went with a beadboard ceiling

When I came home on day 2, I was so excited.  It
was really starting to come together

It just looks like it belongs

I think the beadboard was a great choice.
It looks fantastic.
It fits the house perfectly

I didn't tell you that my beautiful storm door blew off
in a recent storm in our area.  The workers were
able to salvage it and hang it again

I opted to detail the structure with dental trim
I'm so glad I did.  I just love it.

This is a close up of the beadboard and dental trim
It's really lovely

Not sure if you can see but we extended the dental trim
across the front of the house.  It's perfect (I think)

So one last look at before . . . .

and after.  We couldn't be happier. 


Tell me what you think?  We are so happy with the outcome.  It's always nice to start a project, finish it and be completely happy with it. 



the cape on the corner said...

that looks so fabulous, just like you said it looks like it was always meant to be there. i'd love to add something like this to our little's definitely on my list!

HoneyDoooo said...

Such a great job. Compliments your beautiful home.

Anonymous said...

looks so good. ang

Anna See said...

aargh! it is gorgeous!!!!

Anonymous said...

That is just perfect! I really like the look of your porch roof.


JustLittleOldMe said...

love what you have done. It's beautiful. Enjoy.

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Susan Herin said...

Kate, I love your porch and LOVE that red door! The trim is so those extra touches. It all turned out beautifully!